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1995 BMW not obtaining enough heat Any ideas - 1996 BMW 318

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  • emmett47 Jan 09, 2009

    No the gauge will move up to a 1/4 but when we start driving it then goes down and I imagine because of the cold.



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Have you had someone check your thermostat or if your car even car has a thermostat in the cars engine, also this cars also have a small water motor near the heater core to help the system Circulate the water as your car should temp gauge shoud be in the middle gauge.
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Hows your temp gauge ?? in the middle ??
if so you have a restriction in your system or air.
bmw's are very famous for getting bubbles on the system and can overheat your vehicle so check your coolant level " on an incline "
re-fill if needed. turn it on with the radiator cap of. let it run for about an hour with your heater at the highest, keep track of your temp gauge and your coolant. refill to specs " marks " without putting the cap on. let it cool of for another hour, check coolant level again, if you had air it will be low, refill again and you should get hot air like crazy

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